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Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

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Prep Time

30 min



Use within

2-3 days

In this dish, whole prawns are coated in panko breadcrumbs and cayenne pepper then fried until golden and crisp. You'll make a delicious homemade tartare sauce for dipping, with chips and minted green beans on the side. A poshed up version of the British classic. Scamposh?!

Prep Time

30 min



Use within

2-3 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
15g caper buds
1/2 tsp spicy cayenne pepper
1 British free range egg †
1 lemon
2 mayonnaise sachets (52ml) †
180g raw peeled king prawns †
1 shallot
5g fresh mint
Panko breadcrumbs edit
60g panko breadrcrumbs †
300g potatoes
120g fine green beans
You Will Need
Butter, flour, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 15g capers
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 British free-range egg<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 lemon
  • free-range mayonnaise<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 171g raw peeled king prawns<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 shallot
  • 5g mint
  • 60g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 300g potatoes
  • 120g trimmed fine green beans
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 494 kJ
114 kcal
2367 kJ
546 kcal
of which saturates
5.1 g
0.6 g
24.3 g
3.1 g
of which sugars
13.1 g
1.6 g
62.6 g
7.5 g
Fibre 1.2 g 5.8 g
Protein 6.1 g 29.3 g
Salt 0.2 g 0.95 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
15g capers
capers, brine (water, salt), spirit vinegar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1 British free-range egg
1 lemon
free-range mayonnaise
rapeseed oil 70% ,water, spirit vinegar, free range pasteurised egg yolks 5 %, sugar, salt, stabilisers (xanthan gum & guar gum), mustard seeds, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, spices
171g raw peeled king prawns
king prawn (crustacean) 93%, added water, salt
1 shallot
5g mint
60g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
300g potatoes
120g trimmed fine green beans
green beans (100%)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (egg, mustard, crustacean, wheat)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Cut the potatoes (skins on) into thick chips and add them to a lightly oiled baking tray

Drizzle with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper 

Put the tray in the oven for 20-25 min or until golden and crisp 


2 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Peel and finely chop 1/2 [1] of the shallot[s]

Chop the capers finely

Cut the lemon[s] in half 

Add the chopped shallotcapers and mayonnaise to a small bowl with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] lemon juice 

Mix to combine - this is your tartare sauce 

3 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Roughly chop the green beans 

Add them to a pot of salted boiled water and cook for 3-4 min or until tender with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and rinse them under cold water and set aside and keep the pan for later 

4 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Meanwhile, add the panko breadcrumbs and cayenne pepper to a large bowl with a pinch of salt and mix it up

Crack the egg[s] into a shallow bowl

Add 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] flour to another plate

Place all of the prawns in the flour (tap off any excess), add them to the beaten egg, then put them all into the bowl of panko and give them a good old mix up until they're coated


5 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Strip the mint leaves from their stems and set aside them aside

Slice the remaining shallot finely

Return the pot to a medium heat with a knob of butter

Once hot, add the sliced shallot and cook over a medium-low heat for 4 min or until softened

6 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Meanwhile, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] vegetable oil over a medium-high heat 

Once hot, add the breaded prawns and cook for 1-2 min on each side, or until golden and cooked through (you may have to do this in batches) - this is your prawn scampi

Tip: add extra oil if your pan is looking dry


7 Posh Prawn Scampi & Chips

Add the chopped green beans to the shallots

Rip the mint leaves into the pan and season with a pinch of salt

Cook for 1-2 min or until warmed through - these are your minted beans 


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Cut the remaining lemon into wedges

Serve the prawn scampi with the chips and minted beans to the side 

Garnish with a lemon wedge, and put your tartare sauce in a bowl for dipping!


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